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QVC & Career Wardrobe Handbag & Accessory Drive

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Please join QVC and Career Wardrobe in promoting the success and independence of women in transition. We invite you to donate your new or gently used handbags and accessories by bringing your items to the October 6 Pennsylvania Conference for Women and depositing them in the bins near the registration area. As part of its ongoing commitment to the success and wellness of women, QVC is a proud supporter of Career Wardrobe, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit which has empowered more than 80,000 women in Philadelphia since 1995 by providing professional attire, educational programming, and networking tools and opportunities.

You may also consider holding a collection drive at your workplace and encouraging your co-workers to support the cause as well.

Items to be collected:

  • Handbags
  • Jewelry
  • Scarves
  • Briefcases
  • Unused hosiery
  • Unopened cosmetics

Your donations are greatly appreciated!

 

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2016 Attendees: Important Information for Conference Day

Pennsylvania Conference For Women

October 6th is on the horizon, and in order to make your special day with us go as smoothly as possible, we have a few important reminders for you.


When You Arrive

If you already have your name badge, you do not need to check in at the registration desk upon arrival – you may proceed to pick up your bag with goodies and lanyard with badge holder outside Exhibit Hall C.

Seating Assignments: Your badge includes your seating assignment for lunch. We ask that you sit only at your assigned seat during that time. However, all other sessions, including the morning keynote session, are open seating.


Tip: Download the App

With so much to do in just one day, it pays to be prepared. Get a head start on planning your day—and getting to know fellow attendees, if you like—by downloading our all-new 2016 app, sponsored by Cisco and now available on all major platforms by searching “PennWomen” (or find download links here).

Browse the full program and save your own custom agenda for the day. Share your information (optional) to make networking a breeze. Get maps, session descriptions and speaker information with a tap of the finger, and receive realtime alerts wherever you are.


Getting to the Conference

On October 6th, approximately 9,000 women will converge on the Pennsylvania Convention Center at the same time.

We cannot stress enough how important it is to plan ahead for traffic, parking and crowded public transit. We suggest you take the train or carpool if at all possible, and allow extra time in the morning so you don’t miss any of our morning programming.

You’ll find directions, parking options, discounts and help navigating public transportation on our Travel page.


Special Meal Requests

We are pleased to be serving Cider Gastrique Chicken with assorted vegetables and a couscous salad at the keynote luncheon. We can also provide an alternative meal for those with certain special diets. If you or anyone in your group requires a Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten-Free meal, please let your main registrant know so that s/he can login to the registration to make that request for you by this Friday September 23rd.  Only the main registrant may make this request for you. Learn more here.

If neither of our meal choices accommodate your needs, you may bring your own food to the conference.


Bring Your Resume

In addition to free one-on-one career coaching and professional resume review opportunities, you will find talent acquisition teams from some of our sponsors in the Career Pavilion.

Bring your ‘A’ game and your resume!


A Note for Moms

Got milk? The Pennsylvania Convention Center is equipped with two private “nursing pods” on the 200 level between Halls A & B (near registration). We will also provide a dedicated nursing room in Meeting Room 302, with power outlets, a refrigerator and privacy screens. Please plan for the possibility of a crowd during peak break times and bring a battery-operated pump if you have one.


Did you miss our email about Planning Your Day? Catch up on our quick and dirty guide to October 6th here!

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What You Need to Know about the New Federal Rules to Close the Pay Gap

executive-order-2016Earlier this year, President Obama announced a new executive order requiring companies with more than 100 employees to report their salaries, along with their sex, race, ethnicity and job group, to the federal government. It’s understandable if the news left you underwhelmed or the significance escaped you. “Remember that politicians campaign in poetry, but govern in prose,” says Victoria Pynchon, co-founder of She Negotiates Consulting and Training. “There’s not much poetry in an executive order that only requires reporting, but it acknowledges the existence of the pay gap, something many people do not believe exists. It’s an important first step.” Read More

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2015 Author Signings and Meet & Greets

Book signings will take place in Exhibit Hall C, inside the Beneficial Knowledge Bank Pavilion. There is an area next to the bookstore where signings will take place.

9:45am
Hope Cohen
Carli Lloyd (Meet & Greet Only)
Rachael Ray

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Andrea Hoffman
Lisa Kueng
Ellen Rogin
Cindy Solomon
Wendy Wallbridge
Read More

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2015 Conference Day Suggestions: Best Session Picks for Different Job Paths

2014 Pennsylvania Conference For WomenHelp me plan my day! It’s a request we get more and more as we add new offerings to the Conference. “Of course, you can’t go wrong with any mix of sessions, but we do the programming with several different career tracks in mind,” says Director Laurie Dalton White. Here, our recommendations for a few different career tracks. Read More

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